The Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has described the death of renowned Islamic Scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Lemu, as shocking.
Prof. Ishaq Akintola, MURIC Director, said this in a statement in Lagos, on Friday.
“We have every reason to mourn Mr Lemu. He was a great scholar and visionary leader. He was kind, transparent and dedicated to the cause of Islam.
“He was also a great teacher and a role model. Mr Lemu was the founder of the popular Islamic Education Trust, IET, and the Da’wah Coordination Council of Nigeria.
“His career as a versatile Islamic scholar saw him serving as Shariah judge and Chief Shariah Judge at the Court of Appeal in Sokoto and Niger states.
“He also contributed his quota to nation building as a member of the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council, the Presidential Council for Youth Development and the Presidential Experts Committee for National Security,” he said.
He said Nigerian Muslims would miss him as he had left behind a yawning vacuum which might be difficult to fill for a very long time.
“May Allah grant him unconditional forgiveness, unlimited mercy and unrestricted access to one of the spacious palaces in al-Jannah.
“May Allah also give the family he left behind the fortitude to bear the loss,” he said.